- 07 Dec 21
The auction began yesterday (December 6) through the Voices Of Classic Rock Archive.
Rare interviews with each member of The Beatles are up for auction as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The auction went live yesterday (December 6) via the Voices Of Classic Rock Archive (VOCR). The archive includes 650 interviews and radio shows featuring rock icons from 1964–2008.
Four separate clips from conversations with the Fab Four are available on the site. Paul McCartney discusses Chaos and Creation In The Backyard with John Lennon walking through ‘A Day In The Life.’ George Harrison talks about Abbey Road and Ringo Starr talks about ‘His Lost Medallion.’
This will be the first time that VOCR has entered the NFT market. Each snippet arrives as a .WAV file along with a unique portrait of The Beatle featured in conversation. You can enter the auction here.
“The extensive variety of Beatles interviews that we have in our collection are, perhaps, our most comprehensive and valuable assets – that is why we wanted to launch with John, Paul, George, and Ringo – the ultimate Classic Rock Stars!” said Jonathan Firstenberg — managing director of the VOCR.
“The owners of VOCR acquired this remarkable archive from its creator, Kathleen Wittbold, because they understood that there would always be future growth in the value of audio content for all things related to classic rock music.”
“All of the interviews contained with VOCR are unique, and, like any other important and unique object or artwork, they will continue to grow in rarity and value over time,” he added.
In other Beatles news — a new biopic called Midas Man about the group’s manager Brian Epstein is in the works. The actors chosen to play The Beatles in the project were recently revealed.
Jonah Lees from Netflix series The Letter Of The King will play John Lennon. Blake Richardson — the New Hope Club’s frontman will take on the role of Paul McCartney. George Harrison will be played by Leo Harvey-Elledge as Campbell Wallce is slated to portray Ringo Starr.
It seems Beatlemania is still in vogue as Peter Jackson’s 3-part documentary on the group, Get Back, was met with widespread critical acclaim. The New Zealand director trawled through 57 hours of footage of the Liverpudlians from the 1970s Let It Be documentary to present a more intimate insight into the making of the band’s final album.